Monthly Archives: November 2012

Holiday Cheer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are coming up and no matter what you’re celebrating a festive outfit is a must. It’s time to put the gift giving on hold, and give to yourself. When purchasing a holiday outfit, I like to go for a dress. The dresses to look out [...] Continue reading

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Knit garments by Leah D’Ambrosio Exhibited in Japan

Last month Shima Seiki, manufacturers of electronic knitting machinery, celebrated their 50th anniversary with an exhibit of fashion knitwear at their head offices in Wakayama, Japan, designed by their customers from around the world.Included in the ex… Continue reading

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Knit garments by Leah D’Ambrosio Exhibited in Japan

Last month Shima Seiki, manufacturers of electronic knitting machinery, celebrated their 50th anniversary with an exhibit of fashion knitwear at their head offices in Wakayama, Japan, designed by their customers from around the world.Included in the ex… Continue reading

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PhilaU Fashion Design and Engineer Students Collaborate to Design Commercial Space Suits for NASA

PhilaU Fashion Design and Engineer students team up to design next generation NASA commercial space suits with ILC Dover. Since the beginning of project Apollo, ILC has been the designer and producer of the space suit pressure garment for NASA. … Continue reading Continue reading

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JOE’S BLACKBOOK $10,000 DESIGN COMPETITION 2013

 Joe’s Blackbook is committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of designers.To that end, Joe’s Blackbook will award a $10,000 scholarship to one womenswear design student and a $10,000 scholarship to one menswear design student. Juniors at top U.S. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tractor Loom

PhilaU Textile Design alum Kylie Baker created this tractorloom, using an award from the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.  Kylie’s loom allows her to be outside, mobile, while she is weaving.  She may bring her tractorloom to campus… Continue reading

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Tractor Loom

PhilaU Textile Design alum Kylie Baker created this tractorloom, using an award from the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.  Kylie’s loom allows her to be outside, mobile, while she is weaving.  She may bring her tractorloom to campus… Continue reading

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Restore the Shore

As many of you know, Hurricane Sandy completely destroyed the NJ Shore, New York City, Staten Island, and the shores of Long Island. I would’ve written a blurb about this sooner, but being from a Shore area of NJ, I needed time to digest what has happened. To me going home to Monmouth County, NJ [...] Continue reading

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Black.. Thursday??

Every year Thanksgiving is followed by the famous “Friday” we constantly hear about. Consumers line up for miles for flat screen TVS, laptops, and gaming systems. Families plan their holiday around what time a sale will begin, or what coupon they have. Should we start giving “thanks” to the retail Gods? This year, a new [...] Continue reading

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A New Mandate for Higher Education

Last week Philadelphia University celebrated the 20th anniversary of our award-winning Gutman Library. The library was launched with a gift from the Gutman family, in memory of their son, Paul, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1990. …

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